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Jury to begin deliberating in Don Marsh trial

The panel of nine will begin closed-door discussions Friday afternoon following closing arguments from attorneys representing Marsh Supermarkets Inc. and the former CEO of the company accused of spending $3.3 million of company funds on personal expenses.

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Witnesses: Don Marsh’s expenses never questioned

Lawyers for the former CEO of Marsh Supermarkets on Thursday hammered home their claims his expenses were widely accepted in the company as normal business costs, while witness testimony revealed a corporate culture that passed the buck on evaluating those costs.

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Jury selected in Marsh civil trial

Don Marsh, the former supermarket-chain CEO, went on trial in civil court Monday morning over millions of dollars in expenses he charged to the company. Proceedings got underway with attorneys selecting five men and four women for the jury before breaking for lunch.

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Blood drawn from cop after crash OK for trial

The Indiana Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling saying blood was drawn properly from an allegedly intoxicated Indianapolis police officer after a 2010 fatal crash. But the officer's attorney said it's uncertain whether the evidence can be introduced at trial.

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Indianapolis man awarded $5.6M in factory accident

Ronald W. Hargis lost four fingers from his left hand and underwent a dozen surgeries after being injured by a compression roller while testing new equipment at Flutes Inc. in Indianapolis. Hargis sued the North Carolina manufacturer of the equipment.

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Hilbert in-law’s insurance fraud trial set for October

As IBJ reported last year, Houston-based American General Life Insurance Company is attempting to invalidate a $15
million policy it issued in January 2006 insuring the life of Germaine “Suzy” Tomlinson—Conseco Inc. co-founder
Stephen Hilbert’s mother-in-law—who died Sept. 28, 2008, at age 74.

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Former attorney sentenced in fraud case

A former attorney who pleaded guilty to mail fraud has been sentenced to three years probation for submitting inflated bids
on foreclosed homes to the company for which he worked and pocketing the difference.

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